Sunday, January 18, 2009

At the Lincoln Memorial today: "This Land is Your Land"


(The video of today's concert has been removed from "YouTube" and is now only available through HBO.)

Among the memorable performances, Woodie Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land":

As I went walking that ribbon of highway
I saw above me that endless skyway
I saw below me that golden valley
This land was made for you and me.

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me.

I roamed and I rambled and I followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
And all around me a voice was sounding
This land was made for you and me.

(Chorus)

In the squares of the city, by the shadow of a steeple;
By the relief office, I saw my people.
As they stood hungry, I stood there whistling,
This land was made for you and me.

A great high wall there tried to stop me
A great big sign there said "private property"
But on the other side it didn't say nothing,
That side was made for you and me.

(Chorus)

Nobody living can ever stop me,
As I go walking that freedom highway;
Nobody living can make me turn back
This land was made for you and me.

(Chorus)


(Thanks, Drew!)

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